How do I print on latex sheets?

I am a latex clothing designer and I want to make prints on the latex sheeting.All latex sheets are just in one colour (from white to black,) and I want for example a tiger print on it or a print of stripes or a checkerboard etc.

The same question but than to texture the latex.

Ofcourse the printed ink should not be erased when it is wet, so it should be waterproof, smudgeproof etc.

I have some pictures attached as an example.

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solemnraven4 years ago
Have you (OP) tried this and had any results?

I hear that "latex" paints just mean milky and not necessarily rubber. You'll want a rubber based paint, that will give the same stretch for your sheet.

If you find a good paint, all you would have to do is clean properly and do some airbrush or silk screen.
rickharris5 years ago
Stencils & a suitable spray paint
Eendje (author)  rickharris5 years ago
The paint is 'the problem' . When you stretch the latex the print will come apart. Latex is not a nice material to print on. Thank you Rick.
rubber based inks and paint are around because they print on balloons (although they do it when they are inflated.)
Apparently HP has Latex based inks for some of there printers so maybe that will work.
http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2011/HPLatexSummit/LatexTechnology.pdf
Eendje (author)  mpilchfamily5 years ago
Than you Mpilchfamily.This can be usefull. thank you!
frollard5 years ago
The only reliable way I've seen to add decals is to cut them out of the colour you want then use latex adhesive to attach them with a transfer sheet similar to how vinyl decals are applied.

As for printing on latex (like on balloons), it's usually done with silkscreening.
Eendje (author)  frollard5 years ago
Thank you Frollard. Yep cutting out is a way to do it, but not for a few yards/metres. Thank you for the answer!